Art and History Exhibitions 2018

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  • a-different-point-of-view-hilary-jefferies-brandsom
    Sat 16th Jun to Sat 4th Aug

    A Different Point of View

    Hilary Jefferies Brandsom 10am - 4pm

    Working with a variety of mediums Hillary seeks to create an image that has a sense of mystery. She takes advantage of the ‘chance’ elements to harness mood and atmosphere to share the excitement and enthusiasm that goes into her work.

  • Æthelflaed: The Story of a 
Warrior Princess
    Tue 10th Jul to Sat 25th Aug

    Æthelflaed: The Story of a
 Warrior Princess

    History Exhibition 10am – 4pm

    Daughter of Alfred the Great, Æthelflaed followed in his footsteps, pushing back the Viking hordes and establishing Stafford as a fortified town or burh. This is the story of ‘the lady of the Mercians’ and the early development of the county town.

  • A New Beginning - Linda Laughlin
    Tue 7th Aug to Sat 18th Aug

    A New Beginning

    Linda Laughlin 10am – 4pm

    After taking painting lessons by two separate but local artists only a few years ago Linda is now putting on her first exhibition at the Ancient High House. Finding painting very therapeutic and taking immense pleasure from it she sees this is an ideal time to showcase her work.

  • shires-artists
    Tue 21st Aug to Sat 1st Sep

    Capturing the Light

    Shires Artists 10am - 4pm

    This group exhibition emphasises the movement of shadows and the many changes that light brings, it can stimulate our minds and change our mood. This varied exhibition conveys how light can transform a subject and heighten the senses to a deeper understanding of what the artist has captured and the story told through the paintings.

  • through-the-eyes-of-a-child
    Tue 11th Sep to Sat 27th Oct

    Through the Eyes of a Child

    10am – 4pm

    An exciting and interactive new touring exhibition from Staffordshire Museum Service. From work and play to school and times of need, explore the lives of children past and present through the museum objects that tell their stories.
    Supported by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service

  • creative-textures-no-2-in-stitches
    Tue 16th Oct to Sat 3rd Nov

    Creative Textures No.2 – In Stitches

    10am - 4pm

    Having met through their love of textiles this group of ladies now meet once a week for a sharing of ideas, a chat and a little stitching. Out of this has come a stunning exhibition of mixed media, stitched and manipulated textiles.

  • finer-detail
    Tue 6th Nov to Sat 17th Nov

    Finer Detail

    Julia Humphreys 10am - 4pm

    By capturing the finer details of a leaf, spider web or eye of a predator, Julia takes a closer look at nature. Using and exploring the uses of different medium – pastels and water colour for animals with a variety of resources for other pieces.

  • Tue 6th Nov to Sat 29th Dec

    Stafford and the Great War – History Exhibition


    History Exhibition 10am – 4pm

    Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the 1918 Armistice. This exhibition brings into sharp focus the impact of four years of bloody conflict, which saw the loss of a generation. Rare photographs, medals and militaria help illustrate the poignant stories of Staffordians who served in all theatres of the war and on the Home Front.
    Supported by Staffordshire County Council

  • best-foot-forward-celebrating-the-shoe-industry-in-stafford
    Tue 6th Nov to Sat 29th Dec

    Best Foot Forward: Celebrating the Shoe Industry in Stafford

    10am – 4pm

    This exhibition tells the story of shoe manufacture in Stafford through the objects and people associated with the industry including Lotus, Mason and Marson, Bostocks and Evode. Put your best foot forward and explore the history of shoes in our town!
    Supported by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service

  • Tue 27th Nov to Sat 29th Dec

    Return to Toy Town

    Stafford Branch of the Embroiderers Guild 10am – 4pm

    A colourful display of building and construction toys from yester-year. With examples of advertising memorabilia and built models.
    Supported by Staffordshire County Council

Events 2018